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I broke my ankle this past spring, with 5 severe fractures. I had a bimalleolar ankle surgery, and had nine screws and a metal plate put in to stabilize the ankle. That was in March. I spent a few weeks in a wheel chair with hard casts, and did an air cast with crutches (progression to walking boot) for about 3 months. I stopped wearing the boot in early July, and completed my physical therapy a bit after. My left ankle was definitely weaker the rest of the summer, but it wasn't a major issue. Now, it's September, and I have barely been able to walk the past few days. I'll walk for about two minutes, then my ankle starts hurting a lot, and I have to limp to a seat. It's almost as if it forgets how to walk- it instinctively splays further left and puts a lot of pressure on the heel. But then, it will stop hurting as quickly as it started, and I'll be fine for a while, and then it comes back. I've tried changing what shoes I'm wearing (I thought maybe my boots were making it worse), whether or not my ankle is wrapped, and icing it in between, but nothing seems to work. I live on a college campus, so not walking is not an option! Please help!!!
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